Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-06-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Daddy-o's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 135
Biggest/Costliest Mistakes?

So, I've been in this hobby for about 18 months, but am still making some rookie mistakes like burning my corals when putting them in my tank.

My wife gave me this gift as a surprise after life's curveballs (kids, job relocation, etc) delayed my purchase of one about 10 yrs ago. She thought she understood the expense if a mixed reef tank, but has begun to realize that perhaps she low balled the startup and annual expense - all in good nature (I think).

Anyway, my latest mistake is about a $100 goof which in the grand scheme is not that much, but certainly a let down.

What are some of your mistakes that I can share with wife to help ease her pain and perhaps belief that I am not the worst reefer ever?!?

Thanks!!
__________________

__________________
Daddy-o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Posts: 900
Send a message via AIM to Breakthecycle2
Well I just had about $900 mistake. I over salted and over used super buffer and I lost a wrasse, two fireshrimp, all snails and inverts and all coral.
__________________

__________________
Breakthecycle2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 07:48 PM   #3
Aquarium Free - 2+ Years
 
mfdrookie516's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winchester, Ky
Posts: 19,410
I made a lot of mistakes... can't imagine how much they cost me. Biggest mistake was getting interested in the hobby.
__________________
-Jonathan

"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo." - Dave Barry
mfdrookie516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,532
I nuked 500 dollars worth of designer corals by not turning my radions when I first added them to my tank, up from a 4 bulb 31 watt t5ho.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.